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Refusing to count wheelchair medals is illogical, offensive and discriminatory

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With wheelchair racing being considered a demonstration sport at the Olympics, Overington challenges the discriminatory thinking that suggests that if you are a wheelchair athlete, then your sporting prowess doesn't deserve the same level of recognition as other Olympic competitors. She draws attention to the fact that many athletes need special equipment for their sport, whether or not they have a disability and says that wheechair athletes should not be pitied but recognised as elite athletes representing their country. Keyword: Attitudes

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Author
Overington, C
Source
The Age
Publisher
-
Publication Date
29 September 2000
Category
Professionals
Keywords
Attitudes
Origin
Australia

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